American Accounting Association


IMA Educational Case Journal

The IMA Educational Case Journal (IECJ), published quarterly by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), is dedicated to enhancing case research through the publication of teaching cases and research related to case writing or teaching with cases in the field of management accounting and related areas. The IECJ is double-blind refereed and listed in Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting. Further information about the Journal is available at

The IECJ is published quarterly online. All manuscripts are sent to two reviewers, although additional reviewers may be consulted in some instances. A double-blind peer review process is employed. A strong effort is made to complete the initial review within two to three months. International submissions are welcome and encouraged.

Current and past issues of the IECJ are available on IMA's website. The journal (and individual cases) is available free to IMA members and also available on a subscription basis. Recipients of the journal receive the right to free use of the cases for educational purposes.

In order to enhance accessibility of cases included in the Journal, cases are individually accessible and downloadable and searchable by keyword terms and by author. Teaching notes are contained in a secure location on the IMA website and are available without charge to IMA academic members and subscribers who can demonstrate a need for access to them.

Editorial Board
The journal's distinguished Editorial Advisory and Review Board is made up of members from around the world. A listing of members is available at

Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts are accepted on an on-going basis. There is no submission or page fee. Manuscripts must not have been previously published and must not be currently under review by another journal or publisher. Authors retain the right to use their cases for instructional purposes. Cases may be released for other publications after a publication date has been set by the Journal's Editor.

Case studies to be considered for the Journal should be submitted electronically to the Editor via e-mail attachment in Word format. Complete submission guidelines, including details regarding manuscript preparation, are available at Journal submissions and questions regarding the Journal can be sent to the Editor, Raef Lawson, IMA's Professor-in-Residence and Vice President of Research at